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A small craft advisory was issued at 6 a.m. today and remains in effect until 6 p.m., Sunday, October 25.

A small-craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 – 10 feet) are affecting the marine area within the next 36 hours.

Barbados Meteorological Services warned of significant swell height magnitudes.

It is expected to be moderate to rough in open water with swells ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 ft ) and increasing.

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities, mainly on the northern and eastern coast and near shore, due to the imminent or already occurring marine threat: Large open water swells can be hazardous to some vessels. Operation of smaller vessels can be difficult at times due to large swells. For more information, please visit: https://www.barbadosweather.org/marineBarResp.php or the social media pages of Barbados Meteorological Services. (PR)

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